Tatekawa Shinosuke

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Tatekawa and Takeuchi.
Tatekawa Shinosuke, 2015

Tatekawa Shinosuke (立川 志の輔 Tatekawa Shinosuke?, born 15 February 1954, from Shinminato, Toyama (now part of Imizu)) is a rakugo performer. His real name is Teruo Takeuchi (竹内 照雄 Takeuchi Teruo?). With his comic group, Rokunin-no-Kai (Group of Six), formed in 2003, he has helped to popularise rakugo among young Japanese people.[1] He is also well known as a TV presenter, and has presented the primetime NHK General show Tameshite Gatten (ためしてガッテン?) since it started in 1995.

Tatekawa received the grand prize Sponichi Art & Culture Award in 2008 for "Shinosuke Rakugo in Parco".[2]

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